If you plan to go out on Labor Day 2019, then it is a good idea to know where to go. As with many holidays that land on a Monday, it can be daunting to remember which businesses are open and which are not. Planning ahead allows you to avoid wasting time and places that will be closed. Below you’ll find a breakdown of which businesses will be open and closed for Labor Day 2019.
Most major retailers are open. Most large retail stores will be open for Labor Day, with the exception of Costco. Many of these retail stores, such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Macy’s, have special sales events throughout the holiday weekend. Historically, this time of year is best for a new mattress or iPhone. Groupon is also offering deals for Labor Day 2019.
If you decide to include shopping as part of your Labor Day celebration, remember that spending is not saving. If you purchase items on sale due to the great price, which you wouldn’t have bought otherwise, then you aren’t actually saving money. You have just spent less.
Drug stores are open. The three major drugstore chains (Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Caremark) will be open on Labor Day. If you use an independent local drugstore, you should call them directly to determine if they will be open or operating during special hours for the holiday.
Gas stations are open. Most gas stations are open on Labor Day due to a large amount of vacation and holiday traffic. Some independent gas stations may decide to close, but there should be plenty of competitors that remain open in those areas. Additionally, those gas stations not open 24 hours, may choose to operate on holiday or Sunday hours.
Grocery stores are open. All major grocery store chains will be open for Labor Day, however, some may be operating on Sunday or holiday hours. If you are planning to go shopping in the evening, then you may wish to call to double-check their store hours for Monday, September 2. Be prepared for pharmacies within the grocery chains to be closed.
Restaurants are open. Most major chain restaurants will be open on Monday, September 2. Independently owned restaurants set their own hours, so it is best to call and verify their hours if you are planning to go to one.
Federal, State, and Local Government Offices
Most government offices are closed. Due to the fact that Labor Day is a federal holiday, all non-essential federal, state and local government offices are closed in observance of this. However, government offices which have been deemed as essential to safety and security will remain open. Basically, only essential government services will remain open, such as police departments and fire stations. National Parks will also remain open.
The Stock Market
Stock markets are closed. All stock markets in the United States will be closed on Labor Day.
Credit Unions & Banks
Banks and credit unions are closed. Financial institutions typically follow the federal holiday schedule. Therefore, banks and credit unions will be closed in observance of Labor Day 2019. However, you can conduct financial transactions by using the bank’s ATM or accessing your account online. It’s important to remember that transactions performed on a holiday may not be completed until the next business day.
Post offices are closed. All post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered on September 2 in observance of Labor Day as it’s an official federal holiday.
Schools are closed. Federal holidays are generally observed by both private and public schools. Schools already in session will observe Labor Day.
Libraries are closed. Nearly all libraries observe federal holidays and will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Garbage service won’t pick-up. Most garbage pickup services will not run on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. However, this varies from town to town. You should check with your local waste management service to see if they will be open if your normal garbage pickup day is on a Monday. Some municipalities will give a warning via call or post to explain schedule deviations.